Barely three months into the reign of Manuel Pellegrini, Manchester City demonstrated our Premier League title credentials with a devastating display at the Etihad Stadium.
Jesus Navas began the rout inside 14 seconds, making the most of Hugo Lloris’ poor clearance after the Spurs stopper had parried Sergio Aguero’s initial effort into his path.
Number two followed after the half-hour, when Alvaro Negredo’s acrobatic effort from close-range cannoned off Younes Kaboul and Sandro en route to the net.
And City secured a three-goal cushion before half-time when Aguero stole a yard in the penalty box and coolly slotted home Navas’ dangerous ball in from the right.
The Argentine completed his brace soon after the restart when Yaya Toure squared the ball after a typical charging run from deep, before Negredo got in on the act with a powerful drive after cleverly turning away from Michael Dawson.
And the scoring was completed in stoppage time when Navas raced clear of Jan Vertonghen to poke home number six.
Enjoy a memorable victory on this day eight years ago via the video above…